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  • Alex Barnett's blog

    India - $250 PCs running Microsoft XP Starter Edition

    BBC reports that an Indian PC manufacturer, HCL Infosystems, is helping the Indian government to reach their target of increasing the number of PCs- from 15 million today and five million net connections to 75 million computers and 45 million net connections...
  • Peter Hallam's WebLog

    Many Questions: Switch On Enum

    Just a quick one this week: Why is it that you cannot use enum constants in a switch statement's cases without first casting them to type int? Often you will want to use Enum constants as case labels in switch statements. Sometimes, the compiler...
  • Beat Schwegler's 2 Cents

    The three part model is going to the PDC

    I’ve just came back from a podcasting session with Ron Jacobs . We recorded some podcasts about the “three part model” that Arvindra and I presented at TechEd Europe. If you’re interested in this stuff, come and join us @ the PDC pre-conference session...
  • Andrew Ma's WebLog

    InfoPath C# Node binding Controls tips

    I got a request earlier today to help out with writing a node-binding C# control for InfoPath and I thought I'd share with people the two important parts. 1. Make sure you have the MSXML reference Microsoft XML, v5.0 is what you're looking for in the...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: threshold violations

    Walking my daily gauntlet for you, I was stymied by some seemingly conflicting icons in the load test results viewer: (experimental image hosting on - we'll see how it goes) I expected warning thresholds to be less severe than critical...
  • Josh Heitzman's Blog

    VS SDK 2005-09 Sprint Planning Complete

    Today we completed the planning for our August sprint, which translates to the VS SDK 2005-09 potential release , since we name the release after the month it will be available in rather the month it was developed in. Barring any scheduling errors, unforeseen...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    How to locate the cause of error code 1603 in a verbose MSI log file

    There is a trick I use very often when trying to figure out why an MSI-based setup is failing that I wanted to share with everyone. I believe it is commonly known among setup developers and people who have to troubleshoot failed setups, but I could not...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    New Article - Introducing the "Web Part Framework" For Microsoft .NET

    Introducing the "Web Part Framework" For Microsoft .NET — Last week I had a lunch meeting with the architects of a local company. The meeting began with a review of their current Web-based customer portal. This application had been deployed almost two...
  • George Cerbone's blog

    Rights management tension

    A comment to a recent post to my blog regarding rights management: "Sounds like an innovation your customers don't really want/need. Stronger integrated rights management mainly benefits content owners, and allows the imposition of unreasonable limitations...
  • Visual Studio Team Test

    Testing the page object for an ASP.NET site

    Using ASP.NET unit tests, you can test classes and methods that are part of an ASP.NET web site. This is often very similar to testing anything else, since you can use code generation on classes that are within the App_Code directory for the site. Unfortunately...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Will you be there?

    Hope to see you at the upcoming upcoming Beanttown.NET user group . We will be taking a look at: Visual Studio Team Systems Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Adesso Systems, One Liberty Square , 7th Floor, Boston Hope to see...
  • David Kline

    Welcome Mr. Hamilton

    This is cool! Our (the .NET Compact Framework team) test manager has joined the MSDN weblog community! He's posted a pretty detailed history of himself here . I've known Paul since 1994 while we were both working on Windows 95 (he in Plug and Play, me...
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